Armed robbery suspects arrested in Gwinnett after running out of gas

Gwinnett County police report that a pair of armed robbery suspects were captured early Tuesday morning after their car ran out of gas.

According to a press release from Gwinnett County Police Department, on Dec. 5, 2017 officers assigned to the South Precinct were dispatched to an Armed Robbery in front of a grocery store at 1227 Rockbridge Road in unincorporated Stone Mountain. The victim told the officers that as he was walking back to his car around 1 a.m, he noticed a red passenger car parked near his. He was subsequently accosted at gunpoint by the two men who had been in the vehicle. He turned over his wallet and the men fled in the vehicle. He was able to give a detailed description of the vehicle and the suspects, which was given out to other officers in the area. The car was located less than 15 minutes later near Cole Drive on Five Forks Trickum Road where the vehicle had run out of gas. During a search on an unrelated drug charge, officers report finding items linked to the armed robbery. The suspects, Najee Logan, 18, of Snellville and Justin Larry, 21, of Liburn, were arrested and charged with armed robbery. Logan faces an additional charge for allegedly giving a false name to officers. They were both transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Police Department

“Fortunately, the victim was not hurt during this violent crime,” Cpl. Michele Pihera, public information officer with GCPD, said in the press release. “And, because of poor planning, these suspects were captured before they could victimize anyone else.”

Gwinnett County’s South Police Precinct provides services to unincorporated areas of Tucker, Lilburn, Stone Mountain, Centerville, Snellville, Loganville and Lawrenceville. The officers also work with the East Precinct to provide service to the incorporated City of Grayson.

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